Thank you!

Fr. Geddes and Fr. Uy would like to thank all those who helped make Holy Week beautiful and edifying. A lot of work goes into preparing the church itself and the liturgical ceremonies, requiring many people to put in long hours. Thank you for your many sacrifices.

Schedule changes

Fr. Geddes and Fr. Uy will be away from April 13 to 17 for their annual FSSP recollection in Nebraska. There will be no Mass at Holy Family on Monday, April 13, but Fr. Pablo Santa Maria Watson will offer Mass at 9 a.m. from Tuesday to Friday.

Fr. Uy will also be away until April 20, so there will be only one Mass on Saturday, April 18, at 9 a.m., and no confessions during both Masses on Sunday, April 19.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

… at Holy Family will hold its first official meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 25, in the Kolping Room. For more information, please contact Sherri Marcotte at 604-710-4269 or Fr. Uy at 604-255-5026 or

Marriage and Family course

The next session in Fr. Uy’s catechism course on Marriage and the Family will be held from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. The course is for everyone 13 years and older (individuals and couples are welcome).

Recordings of previous talks are now available on our parish website. For more information, please contact Fr. Uy at

Introductory class on the Traditional Latin Mass

… in the Kolping Room after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 3, hosted by the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society. All are welcome, especially newcomers and visitors to Holy Family.

Topics will include: Why is the Mass in Latin? Why doesn’t the priest face the people? Why is there so much silence? We will also discuss how to “actively participate” at the Traditional Latin Mass, and how to follow the Mass using the hand missals and the Ecclesia Dei “Red Book.”


… will take place on Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p.m.

Parish summer camp

Our fifth annual Parish Campout will be held once again at Fintry Provincial Park on Okanagan Lake. The camp will take place from July 26 to 30. Costs are as follows:

  • $145 per family (maximum charge per family)
  • $40 per adult (16+)
  • $25 per child (6-15)
  • No charge for infants (0-5)

Cheques can be written to “Knights of Columbus, Council 16076.” Cash, credit card, and debit are also accepted. For more information, please contact Wojciech Szuminski at 604-418-8084.

Accommodations needed

Former Holy Family parishioners Francis and Lisa Furlong are moving back to British Columbia this summer and are looking for a place to rent. If you have or know of a place that can accommodate them as well as two inside cats and a small dog for around $850 a month beginning August 1, you can contact them at Thank you for your help.